Stuart Scott, the longtime ESPN personality, succumbed to cancer at age 49. Scott was part of the ESPN2 launch in 1993 in order to bring in younger audiences. Scott incorporated pop-culture and hip hop catchphrases into his reportage. Scott popularized the utterance: "Booyah". He also coined some colorful metaphors like: "He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin' him to school" and "As cool as the other side of the pillow".
President Barack Obama interrupted his 17 day vacation in order to pay tribute to Stuart Scott's passing. The First Fan's expression of condolences seem sincere, especially since Mr. Obama gets his morning news from watching ESPN.